Oxford City & University Walking PRIVATE GROUPS Tour

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Oxford & England's history will be brought alive on this private guided walking tour of the city and university traditions. Storytelling about student life, college traditions, Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, CS Lewis, Tolkien & even Harry Potter! 

You may request any special interests for the tour eg sciences or arts or writers in Oxford etc. We generally always include entrance into at least one Harry Potter film site on this tour too (where and when possible).

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

We will introduce this venue but please note that the Bodleian library never permit guides to take tours inside the library. We can however enter the Divinity school at the Bodleian if we can pre purchase the £2.50 per person entry tickets before they sell out!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St John's College, St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP England

Which college we will see inside will vary from day to day, depending on what is open but generally we see inside one to two colleges and we pass by and introduce many other colleges too

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP England

This is one of multiple colleges which we will introduce on the route. There are 38 colleges at Oxford university and we see many colleges on our route but due to Covid19 closures, currently no colleges are open to the public except Magdalen college.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Wadham College, 17 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ England

This is one of multiple colleges which we will introduce on the route. There are 38 colleges at Oxford university and we see many colleges on our route but due to Covid19 closures, currently no colleges are open to the public except Magdalen college.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ England

This is one of multiple colleges which we will introduce on the route. There are 38 colleges at Oxford university and we see many colleges on our route but due to Covid19 closures, currently no colleges are open to the public except Magdalen college.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU England

Currently in 2020, all the university colleges are closed to the public except Magdalen college which charges £6 per person.

If you wish to include Magdalen on your tour, then please pay the entry fee on arrival to the college.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

This famous landmark is always featured on our tours

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

This is one of multiple sights which we will introduce on the route. There are 38 colleges at Oxford university and we see many colleges on our route but due to Covid19 closures, currently no colleges are open to the public except Magdalen college.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

This is one of multiple famous sights which we will introduce on the route. This venue is never open to visit inside

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

This is an optional college to include as we walk past on the route but entry inside college is not included

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Please see EXCLUSIONS section below for any dates with limited college entry eg graduations, Xmas
  • Currently in 2022, the tour visits inside either Balliol or Exeter or St Johns college
  • This tour includes entry to one college but option to pay for extra entry fees of extra colleges too
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library

Exclusions
  • XMAS notice: colleges are usually all closed from approx Dec 25 to Jan 2nd
  • This specific tour never visits inside Christ church, Magdalen or New colleges ( which cost £8-£16)
  • GRADUATION DATES: we cannot always guarantee entry inside any colleges or venues
  • 2022 graduation dates as follows may have some college closures:
  • May 7, 14, 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, 30. Aug 5 + 6. Sep 10, 23, 24. Nov 4, 5, 12.
  • 2023 Graduation dates: Feb 23, March 4, May 6, 13, 20.
  • Entry/Admission - Magdalen College
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Radcliffe Camera
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Average duration 90-120 minutes and tour to cater to your special interests (let us know on the day or in advance).
  • Tours are in English but where possible and with at least 24 hours notice, we may be able to provide a tour in a foreign language.
  • Please note that as the university colleges are private institutions, we can't always guarantee entry to colleges but it is very rare that we cannot get entry into at least 1 or 2 colleges on the tour. Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Our company will only carry out any legal mandatory covid workplace restrictions. If and when any of our tours use public transport or enter inside any third party venues, we will comply with whatever their policies may be and no more.
Departure Point

15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

90 to 120 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Stacia_C

23 Dec, 2021

Michiel was our guide for our private walking tour in Oxford and he was great! We only had 90 minutes to spend on our tour before another appointment and Michiel was very accommodating. He asked us what sorts of things we wanted to see so he didn’t waste any time for us. He was very knowledgeable and clearly loves the city. If we ever come back we’ll be asking for Michiel to give us a Tolkien/Lewis tour for sure!

S0phieKM

30 Jul, 2021

The Bodleian Library city walking tour lasted almost 2 hours and we hardly noticed the time go by! Our tour guide, Felicity was extremely knowledgeable. She answered all our questions with great humour and kindness. Felicity offered us tremendous insight into both the history of Oxford, the university and literature inspired by the city. Thanks to the Bodleian Library city walking tour, our visit to Oxford was very enjoyable and memorable!

janoveberg

17 Jul, 2019

The tour was great, but we almost missed it, because we found the "Oxford walking Tours" sign on the opposite side of the street and therefore stopped looking for the visitor information office. (It could be helpful with a short notice, that the visitor office on the other side of the road, also had other "Oxford walking Tours", especially since there were nobody to ask at the sign.) But when we accidentally saw the Visitor office on the other side, we made it just in time anyway. Once there we were approached with an representative who advised us that the guide would be there shortly, and he did. Joe was an excellent guide taking us to the various parts of the University and campus, detailing out specifics of the different colleges and other buildings. Joe was very serviceminded and did allow for photosessions to be done, before moving on to the next place. He was also very knowledgeable, specifically related to art history, but provided a lot of other funny and interesting information as we moved along the tour. After the tour he gave us a map and helped us to locate one of the museums we asked about the direction to. We highly recommend this guided tour with Joe.

hamish61260

26 Aug, 2018

Nice tour visiting colleges. Lots of local details and questions answered. Good lunch recommendation!

Francisco V

08 Aug, 2018

Lorenzo met us at our requested time and a bit earlier than the standard tours, so we beat both the crowds and the heat. With the small group, we were able to get into areas the large groups could not. For better or worse, the kids are now extremely excited by the thought of attending university at Oxford. Huge thanks to Lorenzo for a great experience.

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